Can Social Norms Motivate Employee Conservation Efforts? Morton, Joel Nusser, Sarah Orazem, Peter Rosenblatt, Tanya Cutrona, Carolyn Krizan, Zlatan McCormick, James
dc.contributor.department Economics 2019-07-18T06:38:02.000 2020-06-30T02:14:32Z 2020-06-30T02:14:32Z 2016-11-27 2015-08-22
dc.description.abstract <p>A randomized experiment is used to test whether employees will take actions to lower short- and long-run electricity use when their actions are unobservable and only the firm can benefit. Results suggest that social norms act as a coordinating device supporting worker conservation efforts. Electricity use fell 5.2% on average in buildings that were provided information on their own energy use compared to that in a paired building. The energy reductions have persisted over three years. Feedback on own past usage and provision of promotional information induced smaller and<br />statistically insignificant reductions in electricity use.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Natural Resource Economics
dc.subject.disciplines Oil, Gas, and Energy
dc.subject.disciplines Public Economics
dc.subject.keywords Electricity
dc.subject.keywords Free rider; conservation
dc.subject.keywords social norms
dc.subject.keywords competition
dc.subject.keywords feedback
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dc.subject.keywords coordination
dc.title Can Social Norms Motivate Employee Conservation Efforts?
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